Monday, September 13, 2010

Confessions: What happened to that...Oh yeah Kids!


Early this morning I was cleaning out some closets when I came across a box of old pictures from High School...you know the kind...the ones where you are 20 lbs lighter and in a bikini (hence the reason they are hidden in a box in the closet).

So I started looking at them and remembering the days when I would consider my stomach my best feature..Now it wasn't all six packed out but it was nice and flat and my belly button was, well as cute as a button.

I must admit this probably wasn't the best time to be looking at these pictures because when I looked down I realized that I still had my sweatpants on. On one of my legs there was a spot where I wiped off some formula and on my other leg was some left over breakfast in the shape of Miles hand. So yes you can guess I started feeling sorry for myself, pining over my long lost stomach.

But then I got up and decided, no big deal I would just have to come up with another best feature..so the search began. First I started with my hands..they looked okay, despite the chipped nail polish (my friend Jill would be so disappointed). Then I skipped over the rest of my body and looked at my feet. Yep they were kinda of cute...but I still couldn't get over that mental picture of what my stomach was like before I had my sweet babies.

Then it hit me like a ton of bricks..you know what my stomach can still be my best feature because before it was all flat and boring...but NOW it tells a story on how each of my precious boys made their way into this world and into my arms.

C-section scar number one and a majority of my stretch marks are the makings of this little bugger we named Keegan.



I love the look on my husbands face each time he got to hold each one of his sons for the first time...priceless.

Then as I scan my stomach, I come across the largest of my C-section scars...and smile because even though it was one of the most terrifying experiences and the most painful deliveries..it was all worth it because Miles came out fighting:)




Poor little bugger, he spent a week in the NICU...but like then he is still a little spit fire:)

Then my third and last C-section scar...brings a tear to my eye..because out of it came my last baby Lennon..sweet sweet Lennon.


He is such a joy!

So even though my stomach isn't quite like it use to be (okay it has totally taken a whole new shape and face)...I still wouldn't change it for the World because it stretched beyond limits and housed three precious lives for nine months...It is a daily reminder of the blessings I like to call the "Wolf Pack"


6 comments:

  1. LOVE that picture of Lennon. Too funny! Your boys are so adorable. Miss the days of small group and you guys comin over.

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  2. Leave it to you Heather, what a great perspective and such truth! Miss all of you but this made me feel a little like I'm still around...

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  3. Right there with you sister...but I will admit that I am way worse then you.
    I have no stomach or legs or arms or wow body anymore.
    My daughter tried my wedding dress on and its too tight for her and says " wow mom how could you have been skinner then me" Yah that was all before kids.
    But I love who I am today..... and like you happy for the memories along the way.
    By the way your blog has become my morning routine. =)
    Ellen

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  4. I'm left speechless on this post Heather. That is an amazing way to look at yourself and at your life. That touched my heart and brought a tear to me eye. Amazing and beautifully wrote!!!

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  5. Thanks ladies...I am glad you enjoyed this one;)

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  6. Heather, this brought tears to my eyes, and it is all so very true ( although you are way cuter and have a way cute body no matter what you tell yourself :)) It reminds me of my friend's facebook post the other day..let me share it with you.

    I have carried a child within my body, I have comforted a baby on my chest, I have kissed boo boos, been puked pooped and peed on, woke up in the middle of the night to a feverish child & more but I wouldn't have it any other way! My body isn't perfect but when I look in the mirror i see a Mom and there is NO GREATER honor or BLESSING!

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